Williams won't return for Dream

 

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Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Atlanta Dream coach Fred Williams will not return in 2014.

Williams is under contract through the end of November and will move to a consultant position.

The Dream finished 17-17 this past season and captured the Eastern Conference title after beating Washington and Indiana in the playoffs. Atlanta was, however, swept by Minnesota in the WNBA Finals.

"Coach Williams has been an instrumental part of our success since the team's inception, and although we have decided to move in a different direction, we appreciate Fred's dedicated service and ensuring that the Dream remained among the top teams in the WNBA," said Dream co-owners Mary Brock and Kelly Loeffler. "He is a great teacher of the game, and is well respected by his peers."

Williams was promoted from assistant coach to the top position in August 2012 and posted a 24-20 mark during the regular season.

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